Senior Fellow (Postdoctoral) Position
Advanced Mechanistic Studies of Heart Metabolism using Isotope Tracer based Mass Spectrometry
An opening for a Senior Fellow (postdoctoral scientist) is available for a joint project between the laboratories of Dr. Rong Tian and Dr. Daniel Raftery, located in the Mitochondria and Metabolism Center on the South Lake Campus of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
The work will involve the design and execution of advanced experiments in metabolomics focused on understanding mechanisms of cardiac metabolism. Specifically, the Senior Fellow will primarily focus on determining the fate of a variety of isotope labeled substrates in the mouse heart using GC-MS methods. Due to the novel nature of the project, this work will involve a significant degree of experimental design and biological interpretation. The Senior Fellow will have access to a range of mass spectrometry and NMR instruments at South Lake Union and within the Northwest Metabolomics Research Center. The work will also involve interfacing with other aspects of the project that are focused on molecular biology and mitochondrial function.
The position requires good analytical, mass spectrometry, and animal handling skills. Previous experience with measuring analytes from animal samples is desirable. As the position will require the Senior Fellow to work with members of both the Tian and Raftery labs, good communication skills and the ability to work well with others is essential.
Interested applicants should send a CV and a cover letter that includes a short statement of research interests to either Dr. Tian (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Raftery (email@example.com).